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Accenture Reviews

Updated 28 January 2015
Updated 28 January 2015
9,843 Reviews
3.5
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • 55k range but the work/life balance is not worth the price in my opinion (in 609 reviews)

  • Good work culture generally but depends on the project u are working for (in 543 reviews)


Cons
  • work life balance despite being a tag line of many internal inititatives is a joke (in 1194 reviews)

  • Managers repeatedly ask you to stretch---I told you no WORK-LIFE balance:-( (in 192 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great training ground, but not for the long term for most people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Management Consulting Manager
    Former Employee - Management Consulting Manager

    I worked at Accenture full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Lots of learning and development opportunities
    Great experience on large scale projects
    Good people
    Great consulting experience which can position you well in the market for the next step in your career

    Cons

    Too much politics for promotion and progression
    Below market salary
    Can be difficult to get recognition unless you blow your own trumpet (loudly and constantly)
    No work / life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bigger is not always better

  2.  

    It is what it is

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Management Consulting Analyst in Perth, Western Australia
    Former Employee - Management Consulting Analyst in Perth, Western Australia

    I worked at Accenture full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Accenture sells knowledge and results, therefore you are required to:
    - Learn;
    - Perform;
    - Be a good character.

    Cons

    Accenture sells knowledge and results, therefore you are required to:
    - Deliver (might result in long hours);
    - Be good at what you do (there is no such a thing like pretending to be good).

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great place for the right person

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Management Consultant in Melbourne
    Current Employee - Management Consultant in Melbourne

    I have been working at Accenture full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Performance based salary and promotions
    - Networking opportunities are outstanding
    - Diverse work experience
    - Great people
    - Hard but valuable challenges
    - Huge and great organization to be part of

    Cons

    - Long hours
    - Self promotion is key
    - Pay is below market
    - Environment on a stressful project can be very tense

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better appreciation shown for over and above hours during crazy times on projects

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Great people make this a great company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technology Consulting Manager in Melbourne
    Former Employee - Technology Consulting Manager in Melbourne

    I worked at Accenture

    Pros

    people, training, opportunities, values, leadership, travel

    Cons

    The work-life balance can be a challenge

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great people and good exposure to different strategic assignments but very long hours

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Management Consulting Analyst in Melbourne
    Current Employee - Management Consulting Analyst in Melbourne

    I have been working at Accenture full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Best part of being around is the people - very talented and collaborative which makes the best of the experience. Great place to start your career

    Cons

    Although work life balance is often preached and encouraged but if you want to be on challenging and interesting assignments, it is bound to have long hours. Promotions can be challenging as it all depends on who you know at the top irrespective of your project performances!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to improve on managing the talent during and after the promotion cycle.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Strong Brand, mass market experience

    Former Employee - Strategy Consulting (Experienced Hire Mid-level) in Sydney
    Former Employee - Strategy Consulting (Experienced Hire Mid-level) in Sydney

    I worked at Accenture

    Pros

    good recognizable brand, structure, heaps of diversity in colleagues

    Cons

    long hours, mass sweat shop

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    people services management - focus on the skills, efforts and results of individuals instead of relying on who makes the most rah rah.
     the 360 reviews are useful but may meet with PC answers from eager young A types

  8.  

    Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Accenture

    Pros

    Great opportunities in terms of projects. Good training for overall development

    Cons

    you need to know people up the ladder to support you for promotions, its not merit based, its all about whom you know in the organisation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    TOuch base with people who work with you, they are just not resources.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Long working hours

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - SAP Manager in Melbourne
    Former Employee - SAP Manager in Melbourne

    I worked at Accenture full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Large company, if you can survive there is some upwards mobility.

    Cons

    Well known fact: extreme working hours.
    Low quality of consultants
    Low quality of management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat consultants as human beings

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10.  

    Great opportunity for graduates

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Accenture full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    good starting point to get industry experience and have the opportunity to work on a wide range of projects using different technologies and products
    opportunity to trial and error different areas and pick one you want to specialize

    Cons

    the culture is very competitive but not very supportive and collaborative. You have to make yourself highly visible to the senior executives in order get promoted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat people with respect and fairness and be transparent.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    2 years at Accenture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Accenture

    Pros

    Better work culture compared to other IT service providers

    Cons

    Long working hours, poor work life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve culture to eliminate hierarchy, micromanagement

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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